Restaurant Spotlight: Poughkeepsie Ice House
Waterside dining in Dutchess County
Photograph by Jennifer May
When the folks at the Poughkeepsie Ice House say they’re located on the river, they really mean it. The 19th-century building once stored ice blocks harvested from the Hudson; it is so close to the water’s edge that overflow from 2012’s Hurricane Sandy caused significant damage to the eatery just one week after it opened (service resumed a few days later). Similarly, the menu overflows with seafood dishes — like grilled Atlantic salmon, and brook trout served with roasted golden beet risotto, smoked kale, and tomato jam — as well as many beef and poultry options. In the warmer months, the patio affords splendid views of the Mid-Hudson Bridge and the Walkway Over the Hudson.